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egret1
04-09-2003, 08:25 PM
hi all.. i am trying to create 3d tentacles that kinda fly all over mainly from foreground to background.... but cant for the life of me figure out the the best route to take.. nothing i've tried gives me good results...has anyone created anything like this?? If so, could you shed some light on it??

Thanks alot in advance

egret1

Fasty
04-15-2003, 01:39 AM
You could try making a straight tentacle, then giving it a row of bones down the center of it.
Then apply Follower to each bone, making each follow the rotation of the first bone in the chain with a slight time delay.
Now when you rotate the first bone the tentacle will lash about in a nice way. The only problem is you don't have much control over where the tentacles go.

Other than this method, try the new Spline animate tool in 7.5b.

Good luck! :D